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ABC
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
children is igniting a firestorm among human rights activists, saying this law victimizes children to make a political point. the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted children. some 60,000 of them have been given homes by americans since the fall of the soviet union. there's nearly 52 children in the process of being adopted by american families right now. in some cases, families who have been waiting years to complete the adoption process. this new law will block those kids from leaving russia. meaning, they will not be coming to the u.s. and given a new home. and so far, the u.s. has not responded. josh? >> thank you. amy? >> heartbreaking story, josh. >>> we have breaking weather news, though. much of the country under a blanket of snow. and sam's telling us, there's more snow on the way. >> watching this storm develop this morning, amy. good morning, everybody. 64% of the country now has the white stuff on the ground. let's look at pictures out of maine, and the storm exiting that area. caused gusting winds up and down maine. killington, vermont, coming in with 18 inches
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
matter of hours until we officially go over the edge. law maikers scrambling this morning to put together an 11th hour compromise or we'll be ringing in higher taxes with the new year. jonathan karl is in washington. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the taxes are set to go up at the stroke of midnight. talks went late into the night and will continue this morning. as washington teerts on the edge of the fiscal cliff, there is still no deal. as talks continued overnight, a voice of frustration erupted on the senate floor. >> something has gone terribly wrong when the big es threat to our american economy is our american congress. >> reporter: leaders negotiated all weekend long. the talks hit a brick wall. harry reid saying, he was unable to even counter the latest republican offer. >> at this stage, we're not able to make a counteroffer. it appears there are things that stop us from moving forward. >> reporter: that prompted mitch mcconnell to call for a lifeline. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could help jump start the negotiations on his side. i want everyone to kn
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 8:00am EST
couples are legally exchanging vows today. the new law legalizing same-sex marriage went into effect at midnight, 12:01 a.m. today. some ceremonies were held overnight. same-sex marriage became legal in maryland on tuesday. become legal on tuesday. >>> and finally, talk about living on the edge. in massachusetts, several homes on plum island are in danger of plunging into the atlantic ocean. thursday's storms and pounding waves are threatening their foundations. two houses are said to be so unstable the homeowners can't even get inside to retrieve their belongings. >>> now, time to ginger and the weather. >> i want to start with pittsburgh, getting almost five inches of snow after christmas. and getting more snow this morning. and they're about 27 or so getting up early this morning. some more cold air behind it. and the snowstorm we've been talking about before the broadcast, now moving into northeast new england. winter storm warnings there in pink. and the lows combine. it will be rainy in parts of the carolinas. but then, it will start to intensify and drop heavier snow in connec
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
to police. she's never been in trouble with the law before. but she is now behind bars. she's charged with lying to authorities investigating the murder of university of new hampshire student lizzie marriott in october. the 19-year-old's disappearance sent chills through the campus. this actor and martial arts instructor is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing marriott. authorities blame mcdonough, the girlfriend at the time, for lying to them about that critical search window. >> she gave a statement to investigators investigating miss marriott's disappearance. and gave a false alibi as to her whereabouts on the day in question, october 9th. and gave a false statement on their actions that night. >> reporter: refusing to xhe comment. >> you can talk to my attorney. >> reporter: mcdonough knew lizzie marriott by working with her. the details against her ex-boyfriend have been sealed. mcdonough's attorney successfully argued to have her bail reduced. reminding the court, she's not charged with murder. her ex-boyfriend is. >> as i read the complaints, conspira
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
me. the new year means a batch of new laws for states across the country. more than 800 in california alone go into effect tuesday morning, ranging from minor traffic regulations to the recognition of same-sex marriage to some that are bizarre. linsey davis joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning, dan. employers asking for your login info will be a thing of the past. in several states. lots of new laws on the book. scratching your head, something to make you say, hmm. when the ball drops monday night, it's all about out with the old and in with the new. new laws, that is. some that are rather unusual. like public act 97-743 in illinois. which imposes a $1,000 fine on anyone what pops a wheelie on a motorcycle while speeding. come tuesday at 12:01, concord, massachusetts, will be the first community in the nation to outlaw plastic bottles. yes, consider these containers contraband. in the sunshine state, don't flash your headlights to warn drivers of a speeding trap or you'll get pulled over. you might have better luck in california, you can whip out proof of insurance
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am EST
november. gay marriage is now the law in nine states and the district of columbia. >>> taking a look now at your new year's day weather forecast, thunderstorms from houston to new orleans and atlanta. it's a windy day in the northeast. snow in possible in columbus, ohio and charleston, west virginia. the coldest air of the season hits chicago, denver and omaha. seattle and portland are in the upper 30s. that's the national forecast. now here's the weather where you are. ats all night after they were towed into position last night. spectators have also been waiting all night for the parade to start. hundreds of thousands of people are expected. >>> and finally, among those in pasadena will be our friend espn's hannah storm will be hosting abc's coverage of the rose parade. it marks a return to air after she was seriously burned at home three weeks ago. hannah was using a propane gas grill outside her home when it exploded. you can see the parade with hannah and josh this morning at 11:00 eastern. that's the news. now back to amy. >> so what does the new year have in store for you and your wa
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
that up until now you would get automatically. but in 2007 the state legislature passed a law requiring all homeowners to submit an application. we had a five-year grace period. that's over. so now you have to fill out that form. >>> time now for a check of what's going on outside. mike, it has begun. >> it has begun, a lot of heavy sleet along 95 right now, along 40 you're dealing with that, really from the city on points to the south. it is raining out over the eastern shore and it is now coming down as some snow out toward the west, right along 70 going out towards fredrick, some pretty heavy snow coming down. not expecting an accumulation for the city, along 95. but outside of town two to three inches and it will really stack up out towards western maryland. could be as much as five to a foot of snow as we go into tomorrow. storm wraps up going into thursday. friday looks good and could be another storm saturday into sunday. let's get a check on traffic. lauren cook in the traffic center. hello, lauren. >>reporter: hi, mike. definitely take it slow. we do have a crash in e
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
nation's schools. and the group vows to fight any effort by congress to strengthen gun control laws. now congressman chris murphy, whose district includes newtown, calls the stance "tone deaf and revolting." >>> a real christmas gift, it would be getting to where you're going on time today. storms are causing major travel trouble throughout the nation. it's not only trying to get through snow-covered roads. rain and wind are grounding flights in the warmer parts of the country as well. >>> and finally, christmas will be a good time to do a little star-gazing. jupiter and the moon will be very close together in the sky and very bright. you'll be able to see them even in urban areas. the star of bethlehem may have been a similar astronomical event. i'm told you have to look to the east-southeast sky. wherever that may be. you'll see a bright silvery star. on christmas night. you can tell the children, it's santa returning to the north pole. >> will we be able to see it? isn't it going to be cloudy? >> we're going to have a few clouds in this part. other folks will be able to see it. >> the
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